We found 35 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept AARP near Carol Stream, IL.

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Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoscheit completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arvin Kumar Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bhatia accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bhatia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Alasadi attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Alasadi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Losavio's clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Faisal Qayyum Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Khan graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fallah include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemal K Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Patel's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel is especially interested in hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients. He attended B.J. Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Katherine A Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Jelinek's clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Jelinek is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Adam D Klugman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Adam Klugman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klugman include heartburn, colon cancer, and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Heartburn, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Heliodoro Medina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Heliodoro Medina specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Medina completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Medina is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Piedra graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Piedra's medical residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zubair is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Zubair's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Zubair takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Ulcers, Celiac Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Melody Joy Derrick, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 501
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Melody Derrick specializes in family medicine and practices in Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Derrick include gynecological problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Derrick welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Gynecological Problems, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Carolyn H Jones, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Clinical Cytogenetics
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Jones works as a clinical cytogeneticist in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Down Syndrome, Cleft Lip and Palate, Musculoskeletal Problems, Congenital ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Rojas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 W Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Raymond Rojas' area of specialization is family medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, depression, and newborn care. Dr. Rojas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rojas's residency was performed at MacNeal Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn

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Dr. Anthony F Altimari, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7 Blanchard Circle; Suite 104
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Altimari specializes in general surgery and practices in Wheaton, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Altimari is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Altimari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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